1. Chingy Bumps New Album Back A Week

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT St. Louis rapper Chingy's third album, "Hoodstar," will now arrive Sept. 19 via Slot-A-Lot/Capitol, one week later than originally scheduled. St. Louis rapper Chingy's third album, "Hoodstar," will now arrive Sept. 19 via Slot-A-Lot/Capitol, one week later than…

  2. Chingy's 'Back' With Third Album This Fall

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT St. Louis rapper Chingy has set Sept. 12 as the release date for his third album, "Hoodstar." The Slot-A-Lot/Capitol set boasts production by Jermaine Dupri, Pauly Paul, Timbaland, Trak Starz and Kwam St. Louis rapper Chingy has set Sept. 12 as the release date for his third album, …

  3. Hicks Dethrones Shakira On Hot 100

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here yesterday (June 22), season five "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks' first single, "Do I Make You Proud," debuts atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The silver-topped Alabama crooner As tipped here yesterday (June 22), season five "American Idol…

  4. Chingy Sued Over Recording Deal

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A St. Louis man is suing Chingy and his record producers for more than $250,000, alleging the platinum-selling rap star broke a record deal in 2002 so he could join rap star Ludacris' national recordi A St. Louis man is suing Chingy and his record producers for more than $250,000,…

  5. Backstage In Vegas: Notes & Quotes From The Billboard Music Awards

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com gets the scoop from Tom Petty, Kanye West, Shakira, Pharrell, Daddy Yankee, Chingy and more backstage at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Acknowledging that awards shows aren't exactly his cup of tea, Billboard Century Award winner Tom Petty said of his storied…

  6. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"…

  7. West To Receive Billboard Artist Achievement Award

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kanye West will receive the Artist Achievement Award at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, which will be held Dec. 6 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast live on Fox. The eighth Artist Ach Kanye West will receive the Artist Achievement Award at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards…

  8. Backstage At The 2005 Vibe Awards

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard catches up with artists backstage at the Vibe Awards, held Saturday in Los Angeles. The event will air tomorrow (Nov. 15) on UPN. Billboard catches up with artists backstage at the Vibe Awards , held Saturday in Los Angeles. The event will air tomorrow (Nov. 15) on UPN. Producer…

  9. First Performers Set For Billboard Music Awards

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day, R. Kelly and Toby Keith are the first confirmed performers for the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, which will be held Dec. 6 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast live on Fox Green Day, R. Kelly and Toby Keith are the first confirmed performers for the 2005 Billboard…

  10. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Springsteen, Ministry

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on AMAs, Springsteen, Ministry A trio of country stars has joined the performance lineup for the American Music Awards, which will be broadcast live Nov. 22 on ABC. Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban bolster a roster that also includes Kenny Chesney, Mariah Carey, Rob Thomas and…

  11. Billboard Bits: Willie Hutch, Trak Starz, 4AD

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Willie Hutch, Trak Starz, 4AD Veteran singer/songwriter/producer Willie Hutch died Monday (Sept. 19) of undisclosed causes in Dallas. He was 59. Best known for his work at Motown, his association with the label began in 1970 when record producer Hal Davis asked Hutch to help complete…

  12. Tunes On TV

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brooks & Dunn (also scheduled: Sandra Day O'Connor). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Rihanna. "CKY…

  13. Banner Makes Move With 'Play'

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When you share a name with the Incredible Hulk's alter ego, the pressure to live up to the hype can be daunting. So it would not be surprising if rapper/producer David Banner were a tad anxious as the Sept. 20 release date for his third SRC…

  14. TunesOnTV

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 15-21, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 15 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brad Paisley. "TRL," MTV Featured artist: Mario, Backstreet Boys. "Access Granted: Scream Tour IV," BET…

  15. Billboard Bits: Staind, DJ Quik, Broken Social Scene

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Staind, DJ Quik, Broken Social Scene Staind drew approximately 10,000 fans to the fourth show of the previously announced Fusion Flash Concerts series, which features top acts performing amid circumstances that are not announced until the last minute. The show at Boson's City…

  16. Packed With Hits, 'NOW 19' Bows At No. 1

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 19th "NOW That's What I Call Music!" installment -- boasting popular cuts by Gwen Stefani, Coldplay, the Killers and Gorillaz -- this week becomes the series' seventh No. 1 on The Billboard 200. T The 19th "NOW That's What I Call Music!" installment --…

  17. Jett, Chingy Lead 'Run Hit Wonder' Bill

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rocker Joan Jett, rapper Chingy and modern rock act Fountains Of Wayne are among the acts slated to take part in the third Nike Run Hit Wonder tour. Veteran rocker Joan Jett, rapper Chingy and modern rock act Fountains Of Wayne are among the acts slated to take part in the third Nike…

  18. Velvet Revolver, Chingy Pen 'Fantastic' Tunes

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Velvet Revolver, Chingy, Taking Back Sunday, Joss Stone and Ryan Cabrera have contributed new songs to the "Fantastic Four" soundtrack, due July 5 from Wind-Up. Velvet Revolver, Chingy, Taking Back Sunday, Joss Stone and Ryan Cabrera have contributed new songs to the "Fantastic…

  19. Billboard Bits: J-Kwon, Dandy Warhols, Hootie

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on J-Kwon, Dandy Warhols, Hootie and the Blowfish Rapper J-Kwon is suiting up for the summer release of his new So So Def album, "Louisville Slugger." Describing the set to Billboard as "more truthful" than his 2004 debut, "Hood Hop" (featuring the hit "…

  20. Korn, Xzibit Fight The 'Power' On 'XXX'

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Korn and Xzibit's newly recorded cover of Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" is among the exclusive tracks that will be found on the soundtrack for "XXX: State of the Union." Korn and Xzibit's newly recorded cover of Public Enemy's "Fight the Power…

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